Apollo Nida managed to get himself into some pretty big trouble behind bars, and many are questioning if his ex-wife Phaedra Parks had anything to do with it. According to sources, Apollo was caught with a cell phone back in February. Staff at Fort Dix Correctional Institute discovered he had been making calls to friends and family from the New Jersey prison, which obviously is a major no-no.
A prison insider reveals that the Fort Dix staff did not take lightly to the cell phone incident, and Apollo was punished accordingly. “The prison staff took Apollo’s violation very seriously. He was taken out of camp with the general population and placed in maximum security.” Wow, Apollo must be going nuts, I know I would be! While the specific terms of his “new normal” are not listed, the source did dish on one new condition that Apollo’s visitors must follow; a full body scan. This way, staff can be assured that nothing is being smuggled in; however I imagine they miss something every now and then.
Fans have been questioning if Phaedra had anything to do with smuggling in a cell phone for Apollo when she took her boys to visit him in the fall. The emotional visit was not filmed for The Real Housewives of Atlanta because cameras are not allowed inside of the prison, however Phaedra and the boys arriving and leaving was shown on the hit show. Phaedra has not been secretive about her visit either; she opened up about all things Apollo at the recent reunion.
RHOA viewers everywhere can breathe easy; prison officials don’t think Phaedra was involved in the cell phone scandal at all, “Phaedra has not been questioned,” the insider dished. I doubt Phaedra had anything to do with the cell phone, she takes her job as an attorney very seriously and wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize that; especially for Apollo, given they still are not on the best of terms.
Not only is Apollo on bad terms with the prison staff, the source revealed he is not very well liked by the other inmates. “Apollo is not well-liked among the other prisoners because he thinks he’s still a famous reality star. He wanted special treatment, and had a hard time adjusting to prison life.” Hopefully Joe Giudice is having better luck with the other inmates, I’d bet that he is!
Thoughts on Apollo being transferred to maximum security? Do you think Phaedra is involved? Are you surprised to hear he isn’t following the rules? Does it shock you Apollo expected special treatment behind bars? How do you think Joe Giudice is doing in prison? Do you miss Apollo on The Real Housewives of Atlanta?